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44% of Washington couples say isolation is straining their relationship

It's been more than a month since the stay home, stay safe order went into effect. What day is it again?

While many are quarantined alone, with roommates or family, many are in isolation with significant others. A new survey has found the coronavirus pandemic is impacting relationships, particularly with Gen-Z and Millennials — and not in a very positive way.

TruePublic is an anonymous opinion app where people can ask and answer questions to give their input on issues like dating, politics, sex and family, among others.

According to TruePublic and CEO Kaben Clauson, approximately 2 million opinions are given by Gen-Z and Millennials every month. A couple of weeks ago, they noticed a trend among young users, their relationships and "quarantine quarrels."

When they surveyed people aged 16-35 about relationships amid the coronavirus pandemic, they found the following overall:

  • 57% think there will be an increase in divorce after the coronavirus outbreak
  • 32% of young people have seen their relationships get worse
  • 15% are seeing their relationships get better

Here in Washington, young residents are feeling similarly.

When 3,256 people in the state answered if isolation has strained their relationships, 44% said yes. On the flipside, 1,842 people answered if their relationships have improved, and 12% said yes. The shocking part of this survey is how many people in Washington said they are willing to break quarantine to see a crush or significant other. With 2,717 answers, 39% were yes. Come on, people!

Listen, we get it. We're all missing someone right now. But, let's remember to stay home and stay safe – if not for you, how about for others or those you love? Stay strong!

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